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Synonyms for avert
əˈvɜrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avoid, eliminate, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, fend off, stave off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, head off, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

  2. avert, turn away(verb)

    turn away or aside

    "They averted their eyes when the King entered"

    Synonyms:
    deflect, head off, refuse, obviate, forfend, forefend, avoid, turn down, stave off, fend off, bend, turn away, debar, ward off, reject

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. avert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    turn aside, turn away, turn off

  2. avert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prevent, divert, preclude, FOREFEND, ward off, keep off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    avoid, prevent, avoiding, divert

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. AVERT

    Synonyms:
    Cardiology Atorvastatin VErsus Revascularization Treatments Cardiovascular surgery Artificial Valve Endocarditis Reduction Trial

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How to use avert in a sentence?

  1. Randy Hughes:

    I am saddened that we live in a world where every threat could be credible, i am grateful for the quick response from the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Department and the McAlester Police Department in the way they handled this situation. Together they helped to( avert) a very potentially dangerous situation.

  2. Heiko Maas:

    We want to fulfill our obligations, we cannot work miracles, but we will try to avert a failure.

  3. Osai Ojigho:

    The Nigerian authorities have failed in their duty to protect civilians, just as they did in Chibok four years ago, despite being repeatedly told that Boko Haram fighters were heading to Dapchi, it appears that police and military did nothing to avert the abduction.

  4. Igor Dmitryuk:

    There will be a lot of standing water as the floods recede which heightens the risk of disease, particularly in urban areas, we need to be vigilant to avert any public health crisis, particularly as further rains are forecast with the start of the monsoon.

  5. Irish President Michael Higgins:

    Over the past half century, humanity has witnessed the destruction of 60 % of mammal, bird, fish and reptile populations around the world, we are the first generation to truly comprehend the reality of what we're doing to the natural world, and we may be the last with the chance to avert much of the damage. With this knowledge comes an extraordinary burden of responsibility that we all share.


Translations for avert

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отклонявам, отблъсквам, отбивамBulgarian
  • odvrátitCzech
  • abwendenGerman
  • αποστρέφω, αποτρέπωGreek
  • apartar, evitarSpanish
  • टालनाHindi
  • snúa frá, beina frá, snúa sér undan, koma í veg fyrir, snúa undan, líta undan, afstýraIcelandic
  • evitareItalian
  • 방지하다, 돌리다Korean
  • kaupare, kaupapareMāori
  • отвраща́ть, отврати́ть, предотвраща́ть, предотврати́ть, отводи́ть, отвести́, отбива́ть, отби́ть, отража́ть, отрази́ть, пари́роватьRussian

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